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Beacon School honors 2018 graduates
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Three students make up the Beacon School graduating Class of 2018. They include Gabrielle Moulton, 21, of Athens; Justin McCormick, 21, of Athens; and Morghen Smith, 21, of Nelsonville. After graduation, Moulton plans to attend HRDD, HAVAR and Passion Works Studio. She enjoys sports, talking to friends and surfing YouTube. McCormick plans to attend an
 
GRADUATION 2018: Jobs program helped Pioneer Center grad shine
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Jarod Carman had come a long way from his early childhood when his family was told he might not develop the ability to communicate very well with them verbally. While still not a man of many words, especially around those who don't know him very well, the 21-year-old graduated Thursday from the Pioneer Center being identified by those who have worked with
 
Volunteer 'Voices' pitch in on community projects
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
“Voices of the People” (VoP) is more about actions than words and they aren’t just getting out in the community this summer. They are giving back. VoP is an advocacy group sponsored by the Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities for its members and clients. “It’s all about getting people involved,” said Joan
 
Girard hosts annual Olympics competition
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Gage Tichenor of Fairhaven School in Niles said throwing the javelin was the event he liked best as he and his teammates competed recently a the Special Olympics Area 11 tournament at Girard’s Arrowhead Stadium. The event had 273 adult and children competitors on nine teams from six counties, including Trumbull, Ashtabula, Stark, Mahoning and
 
Wood Lane School has 3 graduates
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Wood Lane School will graduate three seniors on May 18 at 1 p.m. at the Bowling Green Community Center. Sean Squier, Elizabeth Harris and Sage Dwornik will all leave the school at the age of 21. That is the cut-off for students at the school. Squier lives in Northwood with his mom. He likes socializing and music, and encouraging his classmates. And
 
Flaten receives Board of DD scholarship
Sunday, May 27, 2018
The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Isabel Flaten, a 2018 graduate of Cambridge HIgh School. Flaten plans to attend Zane State College in Zanesville in the fall to study environmental science. Participating in the presentation were, l to r, Mr. and Mrs. Flaten, Isabel Flaten, Guernsey County Board
 
Local agencies compete for workers to support people with disabilities
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Rochelle Butler said she’s had a rewarding three years working at Choices in Community Living supporting people in the Dayton area with developmental disabilities. “I have this passion for helping people and it’s a really rewarding feeling,” Butler said. Agencies that support clients with disabilities are heavily competing now to
 
Wood Lane makes preliminary pitch for November levy
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Many groups come to the Wood County Commissioners to get the board’s blessing before putting a levy on the countywide ballot. Very few are able to report that they will be asking for lower millage than in the past. Wood Lane Superintendent Brent Baer explained the situation to the county commissioners on Thursday. Over the last decade, the agency
 
Tributes, tears mark end of educator's 38-year career
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Pioneer Center Recreational Director Ric McConnell entered last week with one thing in mind for Pioneer Educational Supervisor Chitia Lewis. "It has been a personal goal of mine to make sure that Chitia cries every day," McConnell said. The school for students with developmental disabilities was right in the middle of "Chitia Week," a week of special
 
Project Search graduates 5th class
Friday, May 25, 2018
Six young people with disabilities graduated Thursday from an internship with Mercy Health-St. Rita’s. The interns completed a nine-month employability training program after meeting all the requirements for graduation at their home school districts. This is the fifth graduating class for Project Search. The Project Search partners include the
 
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